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Sun, 27 Jan 2013

Windows 8 is alright!

Windows 8 logo

Well, as I commented on December 15th that I was irritated with Windows 8, it would only be fair to come back after a few weeks and report that at this point, I am reasonably happy with Windows 8.

I now have Windows 8 running on three of my machines (if you include the new ultrabook), and overall it is operating quite well.

Now, I must admit that I use none of the new UI applications (the interface formerly known as Metro), but as a step up from Windows 7, Windows 8 operates quite competently: bootup is fast, applications and games run just fine, and overall the feel is of a solid and responsive O/S.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that people with reasonably recent PCs upgrade to Windows 8.

/software | Posted at 12:56 | permanent link

Tue, 01 Jan 2013

FreeBSD 9.1 is out

Oh, and the good news of the end of 2012 was that FreeBSD 9.1 has been released (see here for the announcement).

I'll start installing it over the weekend on some of my machines. Before then, we need to fly back home and get back to work. Happy January 1st everyone!

/FreeBSD | Posted at 03:26 | permanent link

2013

fireworks!

It's now 2013 in Canada too. We had a great time at Henri's with the usual gang.

I wish you all a very happy, healthy, and successful 2013... it sure promises to be very active in our neck of the woods.

Cheers from snowy Montreal!

/misc | Posted at 01:36 | permanent link